Offering for sale a beautiful old Chinese wood carving of we believe the Chinese god Shou Xing, the Chinese god of longevity, with his long flowing robes, long beard and his tall egg-shaped bald head. He is holding his staff in one hand and gourd holding the water of life. The patina and quality of this wood is amazing, it is very smooth and soft as butter to the touch. The workmanship of the hand carving is the finest, with every attention to the detail and proportion. It is in wonderful condition, we see only two small cracks and they may have been original, on each side of the base at the staff, see photos. This wonderful figure is 13 & 1/8" tall. We are not sure of the variety of wood, it looks like mahogany, could be boxwood but only a guess, as it is very heavy for the size.
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